Eve works with all HomeKit-enabled accessories. See your home at a glance.
Customize your ecosystem down to the finest detail. Activate scenes in a snap.
And easily create automations using timers and rules. With Eve, you’re at the
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Better than Apple HOME
Better organization of your HomeKit devices on the screen. Your devices appear stacked across the width of the screen. If there is a dimmer function, the dimmer is controlled by a slider that runs nearly the full width of the screen making it easier to get the dim level you want. Many HomeKit compatible smart switches have power monitoring capability. Apples own HOME app can’t read the power usage of any smart switch. The Elgato EVe app not only reads power from their own smart switch the app can also read the power from other brands of power monitoring smart switches like the iHome isp8. I have Lutron Caséta dimmers, IHome switches, Elgato switches and temperature sensors. This app controls and monitors devices with more ease and functionality than Lutron’s, iHome’s and even Apple’s HOME app. Great job Elgato keep up the nice work.
Good HomeKit App
There are a few HomeKit apps besides the native iOS app, but this one has the most logical and useful interface for us. Although one occasionally has to use the individual apps relative to the HomeKit accessory, this one can be used with almost all of ours with a minor exception of some of our Philips products which we had purchased to just try out. Those simply work best with other Hue devices. We have ended up purchasing many of the Eve devices, they all consistently work well for us, and we are quite pleased without as well.
Eve 4.3 can’t connect
UPDATE: Eve App had a big update with 4.3 and now upon launch it just says “initializing homekit” forever. I hope I don’t have to delete and set up everything from scratch! UGH. This app, with the Eve home sensor can NOT trigger an automation based on a reading (temperature/humidity/air quality). What’s the use?! The device takes measurements only every 10 minutes. The app has to update data every time you launch... you sit there watching “3 days without data, 2 days without data, 1 day without data” as the app pulls measurement data from the device. Those things are deal breakers for me. As for the app itself, you can’t pinch-to-zoom on a graph. And the app doesn’t remember your view settings (everything’s collapsed and I have to open everything up again).
A robust app
Ok, It’s well known that I’m an Eve fanboy, but I do have a request. Can you make the tiles on the At a Glance screen smaller (or adjustably sized) so those of us with many devices can actually see them all At a Glance, and improve the contrast between the states? If you do this I’ll improve my rating to 6 stars. If you put out a Bluetooth range extender I’ll give you ten stars. I have my suspicions why you don’t (can’t). ——————- This is a robust app that never gives me any trouble. There are some features I’d like to see added but nothing that hasn’t been discussed on their blog. There is some functionality that I’d like to see, too, but can’t be implemented because of Apple’s restrictions. But as for this app, everything works in a straight forward fashion, intuitive enough. I hope Elgato keeps supporting their products and starts delivering on the long awaited products like a bluetooth range extender and smoke detector.
Great app probably one of the best HomeKit vendors as well
I use Elgato Eve door switches for now but plan on getting their new Eve smoke detectors all throughout my house. One this is certain, these guys eat sleep and breath HomeKit and find new and novel ways to support it. This app is a perfect companion to the iOS Home app. It integrates perfectly and doesn’t overstep. It presents the info in such a way that it is superior for controlling your smart home. Bottom line, Elgato is a great company who makes great products and software. Oh and their engineers are ultra accessible and helpful. Hope to get a ton more HomeKit stuff from them.
Works well. Range Concerns Haven’t Been an Issue
Very happy with my Eve Energy. Was initially worried about range with a single router in a larger house but it hasn’t been an issue. After updating to iOS 13 I was getting delayed system status updates for a bit due to the latest Apple TV OS not yet being released. Otherwise it has been very reliable. Do wish I could ask Siri to turn my Eve Energy on for a set time and have it turn off automatically. I use it for a hot water circulation pump and sometimes forget to turn it off.
Slow, irritating firmare update process.
I have several elgato motion sensors in my house. Whenever they need a firmware update, I have to update each individual sensor one-at-a-time. The app downloads the same firmware payload for each individual sensor, despite the fact that they are all using the same update. This is exacerbated by the fact that each individual update takes forever, and requires you to keep the app running uninterrupted for the entire update (Or the update will fail and you get to start all over again). You should be able to update multiple devices concurrently, as you can with the iDevices app. As it stands, updating firmware on elgato devices is painstakingly slow and fraught.
More Powerful Than Apple Home
I think I’ve seen this mentioned in other reviews, but it’s important to stress. This app is better, and more powerful than Apple’s native Home app. It actually extends the flexibilities and capabilities of your HomeKit environment beyond what you can do with the Home app. This is both amazing, and sad... for Apple. The app is also quite powerful and can connect with other HomeKit systems... honestly, when I’m setting things up I use this app over any other.
Last update deleted all my data
All my data for the last year has been removed by the app update! I’ve upgraded from iOS 10 to iOS 11 to iOS 12 and my collected home data (air, humidity, air pressure etc) has remained intact but the eve app update wiped it all out. Sometimes this data is used for more than just flipping on fans, and dehumidifiers! Update: One out of four of my door sensors is stillAWOL on the app. The firmware update rendered the last one a ghost as far as the Eve app is concerned. It will no longer connect to the app. The app sees it via Bluetooth but it will not connect, or receive any data. It’s as if the firmware update decided to veto the 4th sensor and went on permanent Holiday! Boo-hiss!
Not user friendly
As another user says, while it’s great to plug in and turn my switch on or off by phone, there seems to be no way to program it at all. At one point I got to something which looked like it might be able to turn my lights on at sunset, but it didn’t save my setting, and I could never get to that point again. There are minimal instructions with the product or on the app. I have used a lot of NEST products in my home without any difficulties but received this switch as a gift- I will not be buying other products in this brand unless the user friendliness improves.
Rough around the edges
I have both the eve room and the eve room 2. Overall the app is okay. However, the syncing has a mind of its own and is, to the best of my knowledge, quite unpredictable - you never really know when it’s going to sync, even if you try to refresh. Also here’s an example of a UI issue: “Accessory is unreachable, last connected now” - huh? I do, however, like that eve is concentrating on creating a bunch of good HomeKit compatible hardware. Thanks.
Only serves one purpose
While nice to be able to turn devices on and off, the lack of usage and data tracking is what drew me to this product. It is a utter failure when it stopped doing this a long time ago. It is also the reason why an no longer purchase any Eve hardware. You drew me in with 3 outlets and 2 wall switches but having broken the ability for me to trend power usage caused you to lose a customer to buy any more of your products. When these break, they won’t be replaced....all because of your software. Enjoy!
Good but could be better
Pretty decent app, and I like their temperature sensors but this app needs to have an accompanying apple watch app that can have sensor information on complications of specific rooms. If not for all homekit senors, than at least for the Room or Degree sensors they make which is whole reason I even downloaded the app. I would love to see this feature implemented.
Eve should not require access to home to function
Bought the EVE air quality sensor which is great can detect when cooking, but the app requires access to the HomeKit data to function. Why do you need my data, all I want the app to do is to track air quality I don’t need replacement of Apple’s app I prefer to keep my data private.
Latest version wonderful!
I have gotten away from this app because of various issues, particularly with the air-quality monitoring but I find the latest version to be flawless. In fact, it’s so good it’s my go to app for all HomeKit functions as it works even when the others fail. Great job devs!
Yes. Eve for HomeKit is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 625 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.3/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Eve for HomeKit Is 49.2/100.
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